UW Medical Center - Northwest | Seattle Hospital

78%

Patients that would definitely recommend
8% higher than the national average


UW Medical Center - Northwest | Seattle Hospital is a medical facility located in Seattle, WA. This hospital has been recognized for Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ and Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™.

Awards

Healthgrades awards tell you which hospitals deliver superior quality care. Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance using objective quality measures including clinical outcomes and patient safety, as well as patient experience.

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Specialty Clinical Quality Awards

Pulmonary Care Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and pneumonia

Cranial Neurosurgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Superior clinical outcomes in cranial neurosurgery

Safety Ratings

How well a hospital safeguards patients from potential complications

No events relating to foreign objects left in body during a surgery or procedure

2 ratings were worse than expected

1 rating was better than expected

  • Death following a serious complication after surgery

10 ratings were as expected

  • Death in procedures where mortality is usually very low
  • Pressure sores or bed sores acquired in the hospital
  • Collapsed lung due to a procedure or surgery in or around the chest
  • Catheter-related bloodstream infections acquired at the hospital
  • Excessive bruising or bleeding as a consequence of a procedure or surgery
  • Acute kidney dysfunction following surgery
  • Respiratory failure following surgery
  • Deep blood clots in the lungs or legs following surgery
  • Bloodstream infection following surgery
  • Breakdown of abdominal incision site
Learn more about patient safety ratings

Hospital Quality

Clinical Ratings

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Data Source

Patient Experience

Patient experience measures tell you how patients felt about the care they received at the hospital. These measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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73%

Patients who gave a rating of 9 or 10
4% higher than the national average

78%

Would definitely recommend
8% higher than the national average

UW Medical Center - Northwest | Seattle Hospital

National Average

Communication with doctors

Percent of patients who said that doctors always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%81%81%

Communication with nurses

Percent of patients who said that nurses always listened to them and explained things well

100%50%0%79%78%

Communication about medicines

Percent of patients who said that staff always explained medicines before giving them to patients

100%50%0%64%63%

Discharge Information

Percent of patients who said they were given information about recovering at home

100%50%0%89%84%

Care Transition

Percent of patients who said they understood their care needs when they left the hospital

100%50%0%56%53%

Responsiveness of hospital staff

Percent of patients who said they always received help quickly from hospital staff

100%50%0%67%66%

UW Medical Center - Northwest | Seattle Hospital

National Average

Quietness

Percent of patients who said the area around their rooms was always kept quiet at night

100%50%0%51%60%

Cleanliness

Percent of patients who said their room and bathroom were always kept clean

100%50%0%70%73%

Providers

Provider Reviews

Dr Christal was thorough and explained things well explaining all of my management options. We reviewed the X-rays with his pointing out the abnormalities. He did not force a surgery on me and gave me the opportunity to have ownership of my choice

Sep 26 2020

Review for Dr. Christal

I wish I had other specialists as skilled, knowledgeable, and informative as Steve Lewis. He's the best gastroenterologist I've ever dealt with in my over 60 years of gut problems.

Ann Medlock Sep 14 2020

Review for Dr. Lewis

excellent..his quick thinking saved me..after suffering a stroke following surgery his quick actions saved me from being disabled...can't be more grateful

tina A reese Sep 10 2020

Review for Dr. Lazar

Anna Saroyan Sep 08 2020

Review for Dr. Bostanjian

Jennifer B Sep 06 2020

Review for Dr. Billing

Yesay Semerjian Sep 05 2020

Review for Dr. Bostanjian

Anton Sirotin Sep 05 2020

Review for Dr. Bostanjian

Dr Storey helped me with my back pain after 4 years with no answers. I can't thank him enough for helping me! He was very personable and professional.

AMY BORNEMEIER Sep 01 2020

Review for Dr. Storey

Sep 01 2020

Review for Dr. Drucker

Dr. Chu has performed multiple surgeries on both ears and restored hearing to normal levels - something I never imagined happening. He has terrific bedside manner, very friendly and easy to ask questions of. Highly recommend!

Dan Yurcovic Aug 28 2020

Review for Dr. Chu

Sue G. Aug 27 2020

Review for Dr. Srinivasan

Taylor Wade Aug 22 2020

Review for Dr. Bernstein

Aug 15 2020

Review for Dr. Srinivasan

I had severe vertebrae and nerve issues and could hardly walk! I was referred to Dr. Srinivasan and she changed my life! I had a two day surgery and it was a success. I'm walking, standing and pain free from the issues I came in with!! Truly marvelous.

Aug 13 2020

Review for Dr. Srinivasan

I owe the vision in my left eye to Dr. Griggs. I had a detached retina and he repaired it at Virginia Mason. While he is not on my list of physicians that saved my life, he is certainly there for saving my vision including being within a fraction of 20:20. Thank you.

Steve Aug 11 2020

Review for Dr. Griggs

I absolutely love Sarah Roskam. She is smart, thinks outside the box and is determined to help make a diagnosis. She cares personally, is straightforward and no-nonsense. She is respected by others in her field, including surgeons and other specialists. I am glad that I found her as my PCP.

Aug 10 2020

Review for Dr. Roskam

Anonymous Aug 07 2020

Review for Dr. Srinivasan

Aug 06 2020

Review for Dr. Kirschner

Michael S. Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. Srinivasan

Aug 04 2020

Review for Dr. McInnes

Dr. Bostanjian has treated me for anemia, hypertension, and low vitamin levels. She always spends time listening to my concerns and I never feel rushed and, she pays attention to every detail. I have already recommended her to my family and friends.

Nancy P. Aug 03 2020

Review for Dr. Bostanjian

I was given several names along with Dr. Chu and I am so delighted that I chose his to perform my surgery. I found Dr. Chu to be a warm and thoughtful man. We knew why I was there so he cut to the chase, explained his process, introduced me to his scheduler and to weeks later my surgery was done.

Miss F. Johnson Jul 30 2020

Review for Dr. Chu

Awesome surgeon and I recommend

Jul 28 2020

Review for Dr. Kennedy

My surgery for a troublesome gallbladder was scheduled as soon as it was safe to do elective surgery during the Covid-19 outbreak. Everyone in the offices and at the hospital used every precaution. I feel that I received the very best care. I had no complications and a very quick recovery.

Julie A Ford Jul 24 2020

Review for Dr. Yates

Jennifer D. Jul 21 2020

Review for Dr. Moberg

Dr. Wasson and his team did a nice job on removal of #14 upper molar and prepping for my new implant. This is the second implant I've had to get, and I would encourage anyone who needs to have this procedure done to contact Dr. Wasson's office. Thank you for job well done!

Bob M Jul 19 2020

Review for Dr. Wasson

Very professional and through. I also like the the fact she didn't rush the visit and went over all my options for pain.

Mary Jul 17 2020

Review for Dr. Shaw

Fat phobic, suggested lap band surgery when medicine didn’t work. Only tried metformin for PCOS, I have IBS which was irritated by the metformin. When metformin wasn’t an option, she told me to go on a shake diet or get a lap band surgery.

Jul 15 2020

Review for Dr. Niles

Jul 09 2020

Review for Dr. Sheckter

Disrespectful and rude. I had one drop of blood on my cervix when I came in for a papsmear and she said in the middle of the procedure, "oh gross, no, you have to reschedule." She also told me not to have children because I probably wouldn't like them.

Nope Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Roskam

Dr. Sherris did a great job diagnosing my foot issue. He conducted a friendly and very complete examination. I highly recommend him.

Janet Jul 08 2020

Review for Dr. Sherris

He spends 10min with you tops, acts like a drill sergeant with meds through condescending questions and honestly you walk away feeling regretful for even having met with him. Not once have I walked away feeling better.

Anonymous Jul 02 2020

Review for Dr. Agnani

Cesar Jul 01 2020

Review for Dr. Sheckter

Dr Wasson and his staff were exceptional. They were able to get my daughter onto the schedule for a tooth extraction due to an emergency. We are very grateful and highly recommend.

Jun 21 2020

Review for Dr. Wasson

I had a wonderful experience as Dr. Letterie’s patient. I couldn’t ask for a more friendly, kind, caring, and empathetic doctor.

Cynthia Austin Jun 19 2020

Review for Dr. Letterie

Jun 13 2020

Review for Dr. Houston

I liked Dr. Perrin personally, but she moved to quickly and talked fast. I did think she listened except after surgery when I wasn’t happy with the results. Now I have to live with a very unaesthetic result.

Mary kodner Jun 12 2020

Review for Dr. Perrin

Thomas lie Jun 01 2020

Review for Dr. Wasson

Ardele P. May 29 2020

Review for Dr. Fernando

A rounded doctor professional demeanor, straightforward and compassionate. Kirsten Thompson his PA and rest of the team. Elbow and arm surgery multiple fractures. I can’t thank you enough to give me the use of my whole arm again!

Kathleen Ginnett 01/09/2020 May 23 2020

Review for Dr. Hsu

Dr. Schuessler is one of the best physicians we have dealt with. Takes time to listen and offer suggestions. Extremely compassionate and competent. That is a unique combination. We will miss her immensely as we have moved out of state. You can not go wrong if you select her as your physician.

SMR May 18 2020

Review for Dr. Schuessler

The absolute best doctor we have had experience with! He is kind, compassionate, understanding, honest, and informative. You can tell he truly loves his patients and centers care around them and the entire family. We were so fortunate to find Dr. Marzbani and would high recommend him to all!

May 14 2020

Review for Dr. Marzbani

Jennifer Y May 08 2020

Review for Dr. Fine

grateful for her attention and kindness.

May 06 2020

Review for Dr. Lentz

May 03 2020

Review for Dr. Oberg

Dr Cooper helped us after hours in the situation of my 90yo father needing emergency prescriptions. Dr. Cooper was immediately responsive, helpful and professional.

May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Cooper

Adora Garcia May 02 2020

Review for Dr. Bostanjian

Very helpful & knowledgeable. great experience and a new hip! I would do it again if needed.

L CASEY Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Christal

wh Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Ruhlman

Dr. Dhaliwal has done 3 dental implants for in the past year and each has been flawless. A very nice person and highly skilled as well as reasonable given the competition. I won't hesitate to go back as well as reccomend him to my friends and family.

Jeff Connell Apr 29 2020

Review for Dr. Dhaliwal

We love dr Farjah. He is highly capable, compassionate and informative provider. He performed an esophagectomy for cancer for my husband and always included me in communication. We are going to see him again for a thymoma removal and feel confident we are with the right provider.

Sammy Kallander and Peggy Apr 05 2020

Review for Dr. Farjah

I echo what has been said above. Suzanne El-Attar is dismissive and arrogant. She does not listen and does not consider contextual factors in treating a patient. After speaking to several individuals about their physicians I have come to realize that she is providing a low quality of care.

Mar 26 2020

Review for Dr. El-Attar

Richard Kraske Mar 15 2020

Review for Dr. Hsu

Annette Mar 11 2020

Review for Dr. Peterson

Mar 10 2020

Review for Dr. Fernando

I’ve had nothing but great experiences with this doctor in the years I’ve been seeing her. She is very professional, knowledgeable, comprehensive, and really listens to patients. I would highly recommend this doctor to family and friends.

T Mar 09 2020

Review for Dr. Olson

Very nice and down to earth Dr. She did my egg retrieval for IVF. Took time to listen and let me ask questions.

Mar 08 2020

Review for Dr. Cho

Dr. Blais was the only doctor out of 37+ doctors I saw regarding my intestinal issues that figured out my problem within 30 minutes. If no one can figure out your diagnosis go to him. He's great and now I feel great after 9 years of suffering.

Marsha R. Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Blais

Wilhelmina Gelston Issaquah WA Mar 07 2020

Review for Dr. Drucker

Sue Mar 04 2020

Review for Dr. Maurer

I have had one knee replacement with Dr. Fernando and planning the next one. I appreciate his patient response for all our (mine and my husband's) questions either in person or through email. I have recommended him to other people and will continue to do so.

Mar 02 2020

Review for Dr. Fernando

Scheduling is AWFUL Feb 27 2020

Review for Dr. Chu

Dr Oberg is an outstanding doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate, and has delivered results unlike any other providers I have seen in the past.

Feb 21 2020

Review for Dr. Oberg

Dr. Sara Beshlian is a horrible physician with truly acerbic personality and inability to listen.

Feb 06 2020

Review for Dr. Beshlian

Linda Fowler Feb 01 2020

Review for Dr. Carkin

The office manager is very rude. Unfriendly stuff.

Jan 30 2020

Review for Dr. Epstein

Jan 28 2020

Review for Dr. Myers-Powell

Dr. Pohlmann is always pleasant and listens to my concerns. She provides excellent care, and has referred me to other doctors for issues outside her specialty, with excellent results.

Jan 27 2020

Review for Dr. Pohlmann

Have been a patient of dr. Griggs for 15 years. He is responsible for me having 20/20 vision today. Without a doubt the very very best

Heinz Hecht Jan 24 2020

Review for Dr. Griggs

Jan 18 2020

Review for Dr. Chin

My experience has been Great while treating my PMR and arthritis. Very professional, thorough, very pleasant, a very good listener, very thorough testing to assist recommendations. Extremely fast in getting emailed questions answered in a very professional manner.

D Hilt Jan 15 2020

Review for Dr. Shaw

Jan 14 2020

Review for Dr. McInnes

Dorina Groves in Lynnwood , WA - Jan 14 2020

Review for Dr. Manner

Dr. Bernstein and his staff do an amazing job communicating the colonoscopy procedure and answering any questions. Just can’t imagine it going any better today.

Dave Sullivan Jan 11 2020

Review for Dr. Bernstein

Fine Doctor and very competent and compassionate surgeon.

Steven L Specht Jan 08 2020

Review for Dr. Yates

Jan 08 2020

Review for Dr. Yates

Dr. Yu did a great job with my High School son's wisdom teeth. Thank you!!

Jan 06 2020

Review for Dr. Yu

I had several procedures done together and am very happy with the results. I look like myself only a little refreshed. Great recovery and staff was wonderful. Would I do it over again? In a minute

Susan B Jan 05 2020

Review for Dr. Allegra

Patricia Shillington Jan 05 2020

Review for Dr. Weil

Andrea Pratt Jan 04 2020

Review for Dr. Oman

Dr Reed Perforated my Colon during Routine Colonos Jan 04 2020

Review for Dr. Read

Very personable and knowledgeable. Dr Heyn tells it to you straight and wants the best for you, taking into consideration your life style.

Jan 02 2020

Review for Dr. Heyn

Ludwig Allegra made me look like my younger brother... my wife is very happy... every part of the facelift looks 100% NATURAL! Perhaps Ludwig is a surgeon but he sculpts like an artist... bravo!! I’m a believer!!

Larry palmer Dec 27 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

I have been a patient of Dr. Allegra’s for over 20 years. He has always done excellent work resulting in excellent results. i highly recommend him.

Dec 24 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

Emma Stephens Dec 20 2019

Review for Dr. Hsu

Dec 18 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

Hand tendon and bone surgery.

Dec 17 2019

Review for Dr. Weil

My whole appointment and procedure experience from making my appt, having the process explained, through the colonoscopy was excellent. Dr Wegley and his entire staff was excellent and worked together as a organized , thoughtful team the entire time. My whole experience could't have been better!

Netta Smith Dec 16 2019

Review for Dr. Wegley

Dec 16 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

Dr. Allegra performed a face lift, brow lift, and a lower eye lift. The results are amazing, I feel younger and relaxed! People could even not tell a week after surgery that I had the procedure done. Dr. Allegra made me feel at ease and procedure went smoothly and easily.

Dec 15 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

Dec 15 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

Dec 15 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

Beryl Hiatt Dec 14 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

Jen Dec 13 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

Barbara Dec 13 2019

Review for Dr. Allegra

She was not prepared. Had not reviewed notes from the previous visit and forgot the tests she prescribed. This happened more than once.

Will Dec 12 2019

Review for Dr. Bernstein

Location

UW Medical Center - Northwest | Seattle Hospital

1550 N 115th St, Seattle, WA 98133

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